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AI Future

Colossus: The Forbin Project – AI Predictions from 1970

Here’s a movie from 1970 that made some uncanny predictions about AI. Colossus The Forbin Project made many uncannily accurate predictions about AI back in 1970, and that is largely what this video focuses on. The film had an influence on many AI-based films that came after it, including the first two Terminator movies and […]

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Design Interesting

100 Years of Fictional UI – Were They ALL Wrong?

Juxtopposed dives deeper into the history of Fictional UI (mostly on science fiction). Where did our modern interfaces come from? Were all the predictions wrong?

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Robotics

Omnibot 2000: The $500 Drink Serving Robot from 1985!

Think that humanoid robots in the home are a new idea? This video is from LGR highlights a toy that I remember wanting badly. Unboxing and enjoying the Tomy Omnibot 2000! A 26-inch home robot that can speak, play music, bring you drinks, and generally felt like ‘THE FUTURE’ in the 80s. While still a […]

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AI Science

Did AI Prove Our Proton Model WRONG?

The humble proton may seem simple enough, and they’re certainly common. People are made of cells, cells are made of molecules, molecules are made of atoms, atoms are made of electrons, protons, and neutrons. And protons are each made of three up or down quarks. Simple stuff, right? All except for that last part. Protons […]

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Science

Why Did Quantum Entanglement Win the Nobel Prize in Physics?

The Nobel prize in physics is typically awarded to scientists who make sense of nature; those whose discoveries render the universe more comprehensible. But the 2022 Nobel has been awarded to three physicists who revealed that the universe is even stranger than we thought thanks to Quantum Entanglement

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Science

The Equation That Explains (Nearly) Everything!

The Standard Model of particle physics is arguably the most successful theory in the history of physics. It predicts the results of experiments with a numerical precision unmatched by any other branch of science, and it does so almost unfailingly. The theory is encapsulated in a single equation known as the Standard Model Lagrangian. Today […]

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Science

Will Constructor Theory Rewrite Physics?

With my interesting in quantum computing, I have spent a lot more time than usual looking at videos like this. The people behind the greatest leaps in physics – Einstein, Newton, Heisenberg, all had the uncanny ability to see the fundamentals – see the deepest, underlying facts about the world, and from simple statements about […]

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Science

New Results in Quantum Tunneling vs. The Speed of Light

In a race, who would win: quantum tunneling or the reigning champ, the speed of light? Paradoxically, the most promising prospects for moving matter around faster than light may be to put a metaphorical brick wall in its way. New efforts in quantum tunneling – both theory and experiment – show that superluminal motion may […]

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